Sub-Saharan Africa shows high growth in student enrollment, but remains 'most illiterate'
The region needs 63 per cent additional teachers to achieve universal education by 2015, says UNESCO report
For tradition's sake
CONSERVING THE SACRED FOR BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT· Edited by P S Ramakrishnan, K G Saxena and U M Chandrashekara·UNESCO publication&…
'Ministries play the blame game'
Jagdish Bahadur, an expert on glaciers and former joint advisor, department of science and technology, and Syed Iqbal Hasnain, who heads the …
‘English wiped out local languages elsewhere, not in India’
Eighty-Five years after George A Grierson, a British administrator, conducted the first survey of languages in India, another such exercise has …
Thermal plants using old technology adding to India’s water stress: UN report
Country's per capita water availability has declined threefold over the past six decades
Remodelling will destroy Mumbai's Crawford market
Only puddles left in Keoladeo
National Park runs the risk of losing UNESCO heritage status
El Nino threatens Great Barrier Reef
The warm current may kill a rugged coral variety that would have otherwise lived for centuries
Funding not enough to save Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s federal budget is US $400 million short of the money needed to protect the reef from pollution
Nepal dithers over closing road through forest in Pashupatinath temple area
In spite of UNESCO warning that temple would be delisted from world heritage sites list, nation's archaeology department says road is lifeline …
Atlas shows link between Africa’s mountains and development
The Africa Mountain Atlas uses hundreds of before and after photographs, detailed maps and satellite data from 53 nations to highlight the …
GDP-driven growth is not sustainable, says UN report
Inclusive Wealth Report asks countries to reorient their economic policy planning and evaluation away from GDP targetting
Western Ghats get World Heritage Site tag
It is recognised as one of the world’s eight hottest hot spots of biological diversity
Hotels, golf course to come up at the Victorial Falls Heritage site
Tourism threatens Galapagos Islands
Sundarbans oil spill: who will clean the mess?
Though UN team members who visited the World Heritage Site reported limited immediate impact, experts say extent of damage will emerge five years on
How Valley of Flowers got World Heritage Site tag
The tag will bring higher visibility and increased tourism to the area
Non-monetary indicator of poverty
Our policy makers should move away from the income criterion for estimating poverty and take cognisance of other indicators
Heritage valley in danger
The Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, a World Heritage Site, may have been damaged in the recent floods in the state. A look at what makes this …
Beauty and bounty
...And ancient wisdom prevails
The Valencia water tribunal has stood strong for a thousand years; will modern-day pressures crush its influence?
Local citrus goes global
Short-circuiting discrimination or perpetuating them?
Nutrition programmes for Dalits need institutions to deliver and a vigilant citizenry to monitor implementation